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April 21, 2021

Silver for ‘Mono’ in California

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Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Mono’ working hard at La Jolla. Photo Sean Evans/ISA

Crystal Cylinders

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has claimed a silver medal at the 2020 AMPSURF ISA World PARA surfing championship, held in La Jolla California.

Finals day featured tiny, weak waves that didn’t suit Stewart, or his finely tuned kneeboard, but he managed to adapt to the conditions and get the second highest scoring wave of the final.

There were 21 countries represented, and the competition had divisions for both men and women and for stand, prone, kneel, visually impaired, and wave ski surfers.

The team world championship was won by Spain. 

Pro results

Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan had a good result down in Sydney with a semi-final finish in the Sydney Surf Pro Junior that was held in decent surf.  

Our local male pro surfers didn’t fare so well at Manly in the Sydney Surf Pro with Soli Bailey, Kyuss King, Stuart Kennedy, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson all tumbling out of the draw in their first round heats, held in small inconsistent conditions. 


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